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Software Development Manager

Amazon.ae

Amman, Jordan

Ref: RP971-875

Job description / Role

Amazon Middle East and North Africa invites application for a Software Development Manager role. Souq.com is the largest ecommerce site in the Arab world and it's an Amazon Company. Every month, Souq.com attracts more than 35 million visits to its catalogue of more than 1.5 million unique products in 20 different categories, including consumer electronics, household goods, fashion, watches, perfumes, toys, and baby products. Established in 2005, Souq.com today operates both as an award-winning retail business and an online marketplace that allows SMEs, merchants, brands and distributors to distribute their products online. With more than 3,000 employees, we operate with the scale and ambition of a big corporation, but we cultivate a strong entrepreneurial and nimble mindset to ensure we execute with speed and efficiency. We have offices and local operations in UAE, Egypt, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and leading Product and Engineering centers in Jordan and India. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, and a unique opportunity to join the leading player in an ever growing and exciting industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

We are looking for a seasoned software development manager to lead and drive the team’s technical direction, strategizing and shaping our long-term vision and architecture. You will own major deliverables end-to-end, drive roadmaps, and provide technical leadership to the engineering team.
• Responsible for the overall development life cycle of the solution and manage complex projects with significant bottom line impact
• Work with product managers in developing a strategy and road map to provide compelling capabilities for the seller community that helps them succeed in their business goals.
• Work closely with senior engineers to develop the best technical design and approach for new product development.
• Instill best practices for software development and documentation, assure designs meet requirements, and deliver high-quality work on tight schedules.
• Project management - prioritization , planning of projects and features, Stakeholder management and tracking of external commitments
• Operational Excellence - monitoring & operation of production services
• Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams

Requirements

Basic qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
• 7+ years of experience as a software developer;
• 5+ years of software development manager experience
• Excellent problem solving abilities and object-oriented design skills
• Fluency and experience in object-oriented programming languages, like Java, C++, or C#
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, startup-like environment
• A thorough understanding of software development in a team and a strong track record of shipping software
• Strong problem-solving and data analysis skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to present complex technical information clearly and concisely to a variety of audiences
• The ability to handle multiple competing priorities
• Experience developing and executing a software roadmap
• Experience managing front-end, back-end, and services-oriented software systems;

Preferred qualifications:
• Graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) in Computer Science or related field
• 10+ years' professional experience in software development
• Experience with data mining, machine learning or predictive modeling systems
• Experience building and operating mission critical, highly scalable distributed systems
• Prior knowledge of payment processing, network security or anti-fraud systems
• Working knowledge of Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark or other big data processing systems
• Demonstrated capability to provide depth and breadth technical leadership to agile teams

About the Company

Amazon.ae, formerly Souq.com, is an English-Arabic language e-commerce platform, owned by Amazon, Inc. It is the largest e-commerce platform in the Arab world. On March 28, 2017, Amazon.com Inc. confirmed it would be acquiring Souq.com for $580 million. On May 1, 2019, Souq.com became known as Amazon.ae.

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